Jonathan Clancy

Art Advisory


Collection Management

Collection management shouldn't be a daunting task.  Let us help you find a system that works for you and your collection, whether you need one of the many subscription services or a custom-built database, we can walk you through the process, present you options, and implement the final product.  Don't settle for spreadsheets, we can find a solution that is affordable, attractive, and interactive.


Accurate cataloging is an essential part of any collection, and not just for insurance costs.  Having an expert assess the object and record its marks often helps to narrow its date of production and can often spur additional research.  Whether it's fine art, ceramics, metalwork, or furniture, we are exceptionally well versed in cataloging protocols and procedures and remain up-to-date with the latest scholarship in these fields.


Objects are inherently mute, they can not speak to the past they represent nor the conditions of their production.  In order for them to speak, they need to be properly interpreted and researched.  From object research to genealogical research to provenance research, we have got you covered.  

Travel and Educational Services

Sometimes you need to get away, but want a vacation full of art and culture.  We do that too.  Jonathan Clancy spent a decade traveling with students (and curating these experiences) as Director of the American Fine and Decorative Art Program at Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York.  He arranges trips for small groups of collectors and their friends who seek privileged access to sites and professionals.  Whether your interest is a day trip or a longer stay, historic properties, museums, art fairs (or all of the above), whether you intend to travel domestically or internationally, we can help.

Appraisal and Valuation Services

We provide a range of valuation services tailored to your needs.  Whether for a donation, insurance, or to make sure that you know the value of what you are disposing of, a competent appraisal is a necessary step.  We can also help find the proper venue for your sale, negotiate terms with buyers and sellers, and represent you in transactions to preserve your anonymity.